Tucked in Montevideo– La Tercera
An abhored FIFA date, a suspended America’s Cup, Juan Pinto Durán abandoned for durations, a pandemic that altered everything. The wait has actually been long: 359 days to be specific. It is the time that has passed considering that the last game played by the national team, that October 15, 2019, versus modest Guinea (3-2 for the Red).
Practically a year. And the return is against a foe that puts fear. Uruguay, and in the empty Centenario stadium, where Chile has actually never ever won (simply one attract eight certifying matches). It is the difficulty that provides itself on the first date of the Qualifiers for Qatar 2022, an always long, requiring and frequently tortuous course, where what stays of the golden generation, plus some incrustations, will try to return to a World Cup after the difficult blow suffered while doing so for Russia 2018.
The pressure is on Reinaldo Rueda. His procedure has actually constantly been under concern, even after ending up fourth in the Copa América in Brazil 2019. That he does not call everyone he needs to call, that he has actually not had the ability to find the well-known replacement and a long etcetera.
Doubts that he is obliged to answer since today, with the trouble of suffering numerous important casualties in current weeks. Names that they painted for repaired and that stayed on the sidelines. Practically a lots between starting and complementary players. At the time of a bad result, yes, the lacks will not work as an excuse for the Colombian, who still does not understand if he will have Isla from Friday. Which the side played the other day as a starter in Flamengo.
The worst thing for the supervisor of the Red is that he did not even have much room to work the battle with the Celeste. In theory, almost a year. On the pitch, simply one session, the one on Tuesday, where he practiced a line of three in the back and 2 outside that will certainly put together a behind of five. Why didn’t you train yesterday at 9.00? There was no clear description.
Gabriel Arias in objective, due to Bravo’s injury; 3 centrals who have actually never begun together in the National Group; Fuenzalida and Vegas (for Rueda, Beausejour’s successor) for the bands and Claudio Baeza as central midfielder (the other option is Lorenzo Reyes).
Seven squires for the 4 representatives of the glorious period of the Team of All: Charles Aránguiz, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas, who will need to satisfy a double function. Football and likewise emotional. The mettle of Chile will be supported by these four figures. Rueda himself recognized it, and requested it straight: “It is unusual to lose 7 gamers, nearly the whole defensive block. When it comes to the youngsters, some have actually had worldwide participation with their clubs, although it is not the same to be in the Qualifiers. This psychological pressure needs to be reduced the effects of, so I have actually talked with the leaders so that they can be well wrapped, “Rei said.
“Clothed”. That is the key for the coffee coach. Let the more experienced assistance the new ones. Also dressed in their own field, with a defense that should appeal to those learned in the talks and in the discussions in the bubble prior to Covid. Clothed and clinging to whatever it takes so as not to suffer a bottom in the Uruguayan capital.